School divisions make choices to best serve the students in their jurisdiction. Within the Regular Education Program there are three course options: provincially developed, locally developed, and locally modified.
Locally Modified (Advanced) Courses
A Locally Modified (Advanced) Course of Study (10A, 20A, 30A) is defined as a course where a portion of the time is used to meet 100% of the department prepared regular curriculum outcomes/objectives and up to 50% of the time is used to meet outcomes/objectives as determined by the school division. Modified (Basic) courses (10A, 20A, 30A) can be used to fulfil requirements in the required courses of study, specified areas of study, and electives.
Locally Modified (Basic) Courses
A Locally Modified (Basic) Course of Study (11, 21, 31) is defined as a course where 50% of the course is determined by the Ministry of Education through basic objectives listed from the provincial curriculum and the remaining 50% of the course is determined by the school division. The outcomes/objectives determined by the school division may include outcomes/objectives from previous grades and other areas of study. In many cases, locally chosen outcomes/objectives are used to develop students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to prepare students for achieving the basic outcomes/objectives from the provincial curriculum guide. In other cases, locally chosen outcomes/objectives are used to extend students’ understanding, skills, and abilities in areas related to the basic outcomes/objectives listed from the curriculum guides. Modified (Basic) courses (11, 21, 31) can be used to fulfil requirements in the required courses of study, specified areas of study, and electives. Modified (Basic) courses (11, 21, 31) may not be accepted as entrance requirements at post-secondary institutions.
Placement in a Locally Modified Course
If it has been determined through assessment (formal and informal), observation, and collaborative team meetings that a student’s needs can best be met through placement in a Locally Modified Course, then all those involved in this decision must carefully consider the implications of such a placement including, but not limited to, parents/caregivers, students, teachers, guidance counsellors, administrators, division personnel, and/or interagency representatives. School divisions should develop a signed agreement for parents/caregivers that outlines the implications of enrolling a student in Locally Modified Courses.
The decision to enrol a student in a Locally Modified Course should be based on: assessment and evaluation of the student’s academic functioning, educational history of the student, and the agreement and input of both students and parents/caregivers, teachers and administrators.
Learning disabilities and/or behaviour disorders should not be the sole criteria for placement in a Locally Modified Course. Nor, is it appropriate to place students in Locally Modified Course because the usual language of instruction is their second language or a non-standard dialect.
A list of Locally Developed (Basic) Courses approved for offering in all Regina Public Schools is provided below.
- English Language Arts A11, B11, 21, A31, and B31
- Mathematics 11 and 21
- Science 11, Health Science 21, Environmental Science 21, and Physical Science 21
- Social Studies 11, 21, and 31
A list of Locally Developed Courses approved for offering in Regina Public Schools that offer French Immersion is provided below.
- Francais immersion 11, 21, and 31
- Mathematiques 11 and 21
- Sciences 11, Sciences de la sante 21, Science de l'environnement 21, and Science de la physique 21 (6284 - Expiry Not Set)
- Histoire 11, Histoire 21, Sciences sociales 31
For additional information contact Juanita Redekopp-McKeown, Supervisor of Instruction, Student Achievement
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 306.523.3136)